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Tertiary Education

  • Steve LambertEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69902-8_55-1



The phase of education proceeding compulsory education, including higher education. Typically there is no upper limit to the age at which an individual can participate in tertiary education. It is sometimes referred to as lifelong learning given the lack of upper age limit. Tertiary education often bridges the skills and knowledge gap between the general education that an individual receives at school and work.

Introduction to Tertiary Education

A broad range of factors influences tertiary education globally. These include but are not limited to the labor markets they serve, the degree of state-led regulation of specific occupations, and historical structures of economics and industries. Yet despite these variances, the structure of tertiary education is broadly similar. Tertiary education also acts a bridge between the generalist education provided by compulsory schooling and the...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of ChesterChesterUK

Section editors and affiliations

  • Umesh Chandra Pandey
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  1. 1.Indira Gandhi National Open University, Regional CentreBhopalIndia